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To the Good of the World: Don’t Be Afraid Be Strong

111My 92 year old mother, Holocaust survivor from Holland, thinks today reminds her of 1938. But today in Times Square, with thousands of fellow supporters of Israel, and knowing the efforts and sacrifices Israel is making for all of us, I maintain it is very different from 1938. I say we all fight in whatever way we can. The greatest fighters fight for us in the IDF and in the military forces of the United States and all civilized nations, but you can also fight through social media, through comforting your fellow Jews, and through general acts of goodness and kindness in the name of combating the evil in the world. Do not put your head in the sand people. Realize what is going on. But instead of being scared, be strong. Realize that our faith is what brought us this far and why we survive when empires fall. That is why they hate us. Because they know they can hurt us, but not destroy us. So I encourage you all, replace your fear with determination, turn to the good people you know for support, and make this a battle unlike any the Jews have ever fought. AHL SOMAYCH AHL HANAYS is Hebrew for “Don’t rely on a miracle.” And that is exactly the approach we must have. Don’t wait for miracles. Make them happen.


Where Politics has no meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I stopped and realized that I had not made a new post in 3 days, the first thing I wondered was if anyone had noticed I had been a bit lazy.  Once I got that thought out of my head a new thought came to me which I decided to share on here.   It has to do with politics.  Or the lack thereof on this site and in reaction to this site and the book Jew Face.  I need to reference Facebook because it is there where it is often revealed who is Liberal and who is Conservative.  So many have their issues they feel passionately about and on occasion they will express those views with an intensity that might be seen as harsh to some.  What strikes me, and entirely in a positive way, is that when it comes to the subjects discussed on here, such as the Holocaust, survival, and the war on hatred and Holocaust denial, there are only positive responses.  This does not surprise me in the least.  What it does is highlight the fact that two people can disagree passionately on important social and economic issues and still be equally decent and caring towards their fellow-man.  Social media has its flaws, but it also has the capability of revealing the common good in man regardless of their political viewpoints.  Hopefully it will also help people choose their friends based on their actions, not on their political opinions.